May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accompanied by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday handed over 722 newly built houses of Madampitiya, Henemulla, "Methsanda Sevana" housing scheme to low income families in Colombo.
These houses were constructed under the project "Naagarika Punarjeewana" by Urban Development Authority under the supervision of Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development in order to transform the suburbs in Colombo with less facilities in to proper houses with adequate facilities.
Each housing unit consists of two bed rooms and all the other facilities and costs Rs. 4 million for construction and services while the cost for the entire housing complex with fifteen floors is Rs2.88 billion.
The housing complex is composed of elevators, community halls, and other facilities for the convenience of residents.
With the prime motive to provide houses with modern facilities for the people with low income and to uplift their livelihood the target of building 50,000 housing units under the "Naagarika Punarjeewana" is being conducted by Urban Development Authority under the supervision of Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development.
The President symbolically handed over the keys of the houses to the beneficiaries and undertook an observational visit in the housing complex. The "Suhuru" child development center came under the special observation of President Sirisena.
Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, and Mano Ganesan, State Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, Member of Parliament Ravi Karunanayake, Director General of Urban Development Authority Sumedha Ratnayake and other officials were present in this event.